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Nit de Caixes

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caixes1st Day (Friday): Nit de Caixes (Night of the Drums)

The day November 6, 1632 the people of Bocairent, grateful for the healing of the epidemic suffering, getting under the devotion of San Blas, was proclaimed Patron of the town. That night was made public proclamation of his patronage to blows cash joyfully through the streets.

The happy anniversary is revived every year in mid-afternoon the first Friday of February, after the evening Angelus and the first "Vitol at Patró Sant Blai" from the very gates of City Hall, for going on with the parade of lanterns and the beating of the drums.